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Table 2 Factors associated with a delay in treatment seeking among study participants in public health facilities, Adama town, East Ethiopia, December 20, 2015, to March 1, 2016 (n = 598)

From: Delay in treatment seeking and associated factors among suspected pulmonary tuberculosis patients in public health facilities of Adama town, eastern Ethiopia

VariablesPatient delayCOR(95%CI)
Yes n(%)No n(%)
Facility for TB treatment seeking
 Governmental241 (87.6%)290 (89.8%)1.38 (0.69,2.73)
 Other option11 (4%)19 (5.9%)2.84 (1.05,7.69)
 Private health facility23 (8.4%)14 (4.3%)Ref
Knowledge about TB
 Yes49 (17.8%)86 (26.6%)Ref
 No226 (82.2%)237 (73.4%)1.67 (1.13,2.48)
Susceptible to TB
 Yes34 (12.4%)67 (20.7%)Ref
 No241 (87.6%)256 (79.3%)1.86 (1.19, 2.9)
Distance from health facility
<10 km182 (66.2%)213 (65.9%)Ref
 >10 km93 (33.8%)110 (34.1%)0.99 (0.70, 1.39)
TB can be cured
 Yes195 (70.9%)264 (60.4%)1.00
 No80 (29.1%)59 (39.6%)1.84 (1.25,2.69)
  1. TB: Tuberculosis, COR: Crude Odd Ratio, AOR: Adjusted Odd Ratio, Ref: Reference